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Windows Server 2003 Use Could Linger Until 2018

Some organizations are expected to continue using Windows Server 2003 until well into 2018, a full three years after it loses product support, according to a study by CloudPhysics.

What To Expect in Microsoft's Fiscal '16: Focus on Cloud

How to navigate Microsoft's shifting attitudes toward the cloud in the coming fiscal year.

Latest Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Makes 'Edge' Browser Official

Microsoft recently released build 10149 of the Windows 10 Mobile technical preview, replacing the old "Spartan"-branded browser with the new "Edge" name.

Microsoft: Cloud Will Play Prominent Role in SharePoint 2016

Microsoft recently detailed its vision for SharePoint Server 2016, which appears to be very cloud-centric.

Survey: 70 Percent of Orgs Planning Windows 10 Move Within 2 Years

Enterprises aren't exactly champing at the bit to move to Windows 10, but many are considering making the switch earlier than expected, according to one industry survey.

Microsoft Improves Office 365 Reporting, Adds Push Notifications

Microsoft recently announced two changes coming to Office 365 that are aimed at improving its service incident communication process.

Microsoft Launches Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect Health

The "general availability" of Azure AD Connect likely will help speed up the deployment of the kind of mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) scenarios that Microsoft has been describing throughout this year.

Office Apps for Android Phones Hit General Availability

Microsoft's Office Apps for Android smartphones are now available for commercial use.

Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer

Microsoft will begin offering $120,000 of free Azure cloud services to eligible startups starting on July 1, the company announced recently.

Analyst: Windows Server 2003 Custom Support Can Cost $3M in First Year

Organizations considering a Microsoft Custom Support Agreement (CSA) as a stopgap while dealing with Window Server 2003 upgrade issues face very expensive fees, according to a recent analyst talk.

Microsoft Delays Windows Server AppFabric End-of-Life

In a reversal, Microsoft has decided to add another seven years to the support lifecycle of its Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 product.

Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Upgrade Process for Testers

Windows Insider participants can keep their membership in the test program even after Windows 10's commercial release on July 29 -- with a catch.

Microsoft Adds MDM Capabilities to Outlook for iOS and Android

Users of the Microsoft Outlook client for Android and iOS devices now have access to new mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) features.

Microsoft Readies Azure AD Connect for General Availability

Azure Active Directory Connect, Microsoft's wizard-like tool that aims to make it easier for organizations to connect their backend Active Directory (AD) environments with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Azure AD service, will be released commercially this month.

Microsoft Rolling Out Office 365, Exchange Online Improvements

Microsoft is preparing to flip the switch on some new Office 365 and Exchange Online improvements sometime this month.

Microsoft Announces Major Reorg, Elop and Tatarinov Out

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a reorganization that will consolidate its business groups and engineering teams in an effort to integrate its cloud and mobility solutions.

Windows 10 Update Model May Put Orgs Under Deadline

Microsoft's proposed update model for Windows 10 could mean organizations must install OS updates within a certain period of time, or risk not getting future security updates.

Microsoft Office Online Apps Get Box Integration

Office Online, Microsoft's browser-based suite of applications, now features integration with the Box cloud storage service.

Microsoft To Phase Out 'Modern' Skype App for Desktop Version

Microsoft plans to transition users of its touch-enabled "modern" Skype for Windows app to the "desktop" version of that app starting on July 7.

Microsoft Improves Office 365 Authentication with June Update

Microsoft plans to release an update to Office 365 this month that will improve Android and iOS Outlook client authentication for Exchange Online.